Monday morning, we received THE CALL! Handover is all good to go so we could make an appointment to go down to the Boutique Homes office and collect the keys that day!
We made an afternoon pick up just because it was easiest to schedule with work. So excited and a tad early we were greeted by the lovely reception staff who marked our arrival and even gave our little boy some attention with colouring pencils and a new book! As you know, kids rarely sit still especially under 3! Our client liaison was ready and we met her face to face for the first time after communicating over the phone/email since February. Nikita was lovely, we were given our Boutique Homes box full of certificates, keys and information for our new home along with a run through.
Then the race back trying to avoid traffic to open the front door! Our goal for the day was to just give the house a good clean! At the front door we took a few family photos with the keys and as a family. We then open the front door… ok we tried and it wouldn’t open. A bit baffled, checked the keys again and it was ours, but it wouldn’t open. We laughed! This was probably our only major hiccup so far so I rushed around the back of the house and got in through the sliding door as that key was fine! Everything else worked smoothly. We opted not to have our appliances or hot water installed until after handover as we wanted a slower move in. So I wasn’t concerned at all. The next day, a locksmith was organised. It just made for a memorable ‘grand opening’ of our home and a great video!
We gave the house a great clean from top to toe and rested for the night. The next day we had many trips too and from Mum’s house migrating our stuff.
It took us under 20 weeks of construction and although it did seem relatively quick, in our developing estate you can see the difference in quality from other volume builders. Seeing our build progress definitely gave us confidence in our choice of builder for our family home.
Stay tuned for updates on styling and furnishing our home!